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Jacques-Louis David : art in metamorphosis

Author: Dorothy Johnson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993.
Series: Princeton series in nineteenth-century art, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A series of essays that examines the aesthetic innovation that shaped the career of a French neoclassicist, focusing on such topics as the painter's life-long experimentation with corporality, his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jacques Louis David; Jacques Louis David; Jacques-Louis David; Jacques-Louis David; Jacques-Louis David; Jacques-Louis David; Jacques Louis David; Jacques Louis David; David; Jacques Louis David
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Johnson
ISBN: 0691032181 9780691032184
OCLC Number: 26934953
Description: xv, 316 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Method of Metamorphosis --
I. The Eloquent Body: "Gestes sublimes" and the Formation of a Corporal Aesthetic --
II. Painting Words and Deeds: The Grands Hommes and the Representation of Revolution --
III. The Art of Civilization: The Sabine Women and Leonidas at Thermopylae --
IV. "In borrowed robes?" From Homage to Subversion in the Napoleonic Paintings --
V. Art in Exile: The Instauration of Romantic Hellenism.
Series Title: Princeton series in nineteenth-century art, culture, and society.
Responsibility: Dorothy Johnson.
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This book makes an intelligent, thought-provoking contribution to the growing body of scholarly literature about the art and personality of Jacques-Louis David. Choice

 
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